Time to Write Now By Julaina Kleist-Corwin

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St. Patrick’s Day Special Jordan Bernal Books The Keepers of Eire Discounted

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! 

Here’s a reminder that Jordan Bernal’s fabulous fantasy books are discounted in honor of this St. Patrick’s Day. Click here.

Lucky news is that she recently published a middle-grade version (without the sex scenes but still lots of dragons).

The sale is  going on now. Don’t miss it.


Get a print copy or eBook copy for yourself or for gifts.


How did you celebrate the day?


Julaina Kleist-Corwin

Editor of Written Across the Genres,

Captivate Audiences to Create Loyal Fans,

and author of Hada’s Fog




Live Stream Challenge Video On International Women’s Day

Day 3 of the live stream challenge didn’t result in a creation from me. However, I watched fellow streamers’ videos and thought I’d share Linda Kroll’s. Click here. What I liked about her information was when she said, “Wherever we set our intentions and then put attention towards it, that’s when miracles happen.”


She added the importance to make yourself a priority and to think of something to do for yourself each day.

Kroll’s video is timely since it’s International Women’s Day. In Berkeley where I worked in my husband’s office, I was greeted by several people wishing me a Happy Women’s Day. A Peet’s Coffee staff member gave me a dollar off my drink for the occasion.

Did you celebrate?


Julaina Kleist-Corwin

Editor of Written Across the Genres

Author of Hada’s Fog

Happy Valentines Day




Happy Valentines Day.


Did you do anything special?


One Word Focus for 2017

Someone said since New Years resolutions often are too hard to keep, using one word for a focus is easier to maintain.

I’m in several Facebook groups where we are using one word motivation for 2017.  I said efficient.

In 2016, I wanted to accomplish more than I did and I think the problem was lack of efficiency in my aspirations.

Once I accomplish or at least improve my efficiency, I’ll use a new word, I don’t want to be locked in with only one word for the whole year.

What is your one word for the beginning of 2017?

Bring In A Happy New Year 2017!


I posted holiday greetings on my Facebook page but didn’t make it to writing a post here. I hope you all had fun and will have more fun on this big, bright night.

Last week, we enjoyed visits from members of my husband’s family who came out from New Jersey. December 27th was the one-year birthday of his niece’s baby. Our daughter, Ariana, turns twenty today and my birthday is tomorrow. Nope, not going to tell which number it is.

The last couple days I’ve been writing poems and a short story for our Tri-Valley Writers’ Club Winterfest Ekphrasis entries due today, of course. To see the art click here.

And, with Donna Kozic‘s and Lisa Bloom‘s help to get me to get things done, I worked on the intros to my repurposed essays that will be in an eBook and printed book. The title is not confirmed yet. I might ask your help with selecting a title from the pages of possibilities I have–next post, maybe.

Linda Todd, my editing friend, and I got it  published mid-January, 2017.

No confusion about the date. In a group I led for many years, we began to say New Year confirmations instead of intentions. Since time is not linear we stated the goals as completed. We’d clap as we said, “It is done, it is done, It IS done.” Try it, it works.







Julaina Kleist-Corwin

Editor of Written Across the Genres

Author of Hada’s Fog (published in March, 2017)